Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas to all There's a Blog in my Soup Readers!

(My Original Blog Post: http://www.theresabloginmysoup.com/ho-ho-ho-merry-christmas-to-all-theres-a-blog-in-my-soup-readers/)
Well it has been a long eventful year, as far as historical years it has definitely been one for the record books.

From the recession, to the presidential elections and more. This will definitely be a year many people remember for years to come.

I would like to take a moment and give a gratituitous holiday greeting to all of my readers, friends, and fellow bloggers. This blog is a major success thanks to all of you, without your support I could never be a full-time blogger.

I appreciate all that you have done for me, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or another holiday this season I wish you the best in your celebrations, and hope that everything goes safely for you this season.

I also wish you a happy new year, and good luck!

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BlogContestSite Now Tweets!

(My Original Blog Post: http://www.theresabloginmysoup.com/blogcontestsite-now-tweets/)
We'd all love to get our hands on the latest greatest gadget on the market. I myself would love a 42 inch tv or larger, can I afford it? Probably not. I'd also love to win an iphone, ipod, macbook, netbook, etc... I'd love to win anything - who wouldn't?

Blog contests are great ways to win great prizes. You not only win though, you help smaller blogs get their feet off. It's a win-win situation.

BlogContestSite.com has been around a long time. It started out as one of the first blogs to host blog contest information on the internet.

It has sinced moved into a different direction where you can add your own contests to the site, and vote other contests up and down and win in the progess.

I am a little biased being the co-owner of Blog Contest Site, but I believe it's headed for greatness. I have relaunched the new design using DRIGG for Drupal. I will be giving prizes to users with the most Karma - getting karma is easy just vote, and leave comments on contests.

You can also follow blogcontests on twitter and get updated every 30 mins on new contests that are running!

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About being Google Slapped and Matt Cutts being a Nazi.

(My Original Blog Post: http://www.theresabloginmysoup.com/about-being-google-slapped-and-matt-cutts-being-a-nazi/)

Matt Cutts Crush, SEO Comic
Image by ByronShell via Flickr

Does Google PR even matter anymore?

Nobody knows when or how it's decided, save a few select programmers at google. Does it even matter anymore?

I have 0 PR after having my blog up for nearly 2 years. I have many incoming links, I have a google index of 3,180, an alexa rank of 250,000 give or take, daily traffic equal to about 700 hits per day, and a yahoo index of 11,400.

My blog is also helping me earn over $1000 monthly working from home on a consecutive basis.

I'm at the point where whether I write or not I get traffic - when I do write an article I will spike and get between 2-4k hits on those days.

Each of my blog posts are pinged to many directories, and announced via ping.fm to all my social circles.

Yet, I have never sold or bought links. I have never blatantly spammed my links. I have never done anything to try and gain incoming links in a blackhat manner. All my incoming links are perfectly organic.

So, why do I have a 0 PR?

I would love Matt Cutts to write to me and give me a good reason. I'd also like a good reason why this site has been adsense banned, not that I need adsense I make more off adbrite, and honestly think it's probably better going with a different company than google.

Especially when google hires Nazis like Matt Cutts and other programmers who basically have the power to say who can or can't stay in their program based on stupid reasons, and won't answer why.

It's like the statement JP Morgan Chase Bank made today about the bailout:

"We've lent some of it. We've not lent some of it. We've not given any accounting of, 'Here's how we're doing it,'" said Thomas Kelly, a spokesman for JPMorgan Chase, which received $25 billion in emergency bailout money. "We have not disclosed that to the public. We're declining to."

Lets change this to Matt Cutts of Google (I attack Matt Cutts because he's the PR arm and well known, maybe he won't like being attacked and will answer my questions if not then he truly is a Nazi and I'm calling him out on it):

"We've slapped some sites, we've not slapped a few, we're not giving any accounting of who we have slapped, or why.  We don't care if people's businesses are hurt by it - we're google we can do anything. Oh and by the way about that "Do no harm" thing...haha just kidding!"

With all this said - the funny thing is I may be google slapped when it comes to PR but I do still get good traffic from the search engine arm - I just have no PR juice, maybe that will change - I'd be happy to write a retraction if I ever get an answer as to why my PR is still 0, and my adsense account was deactivated.

Do I have high hopes? Nah - maybe someday though Matt Cutts will see this and look into it, maybe he googles his name every now and again, maybe he will see me ranking high for the term Matt Cutts is a Nazi.

One last thing I use Nazi, not as white supremist, but as totalitarian. Hitler had full control, and could do as he pleased. Those at google think they have the same power when it comes to the internet - I'd love to see them get slapped with an anti-trust lawsuit by the USA - it's only a matter of time.

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